Records set in betting and purses paid out at Batavia Downs December 20, 2017

Batavia, NY — The 2017 Batavia Downs summer-fall meet that ended on Saturday (Dec. 16) left track management feeling good after setting records for total betting and purse money paid out during the year. The track’s export signal drew an increased handle of 15.9 percent over 2016 and total betting was up 8.1 percent (over $600,000) with 17 less races than last year. That produced … Continue reading Records set in betting and purses paid out at Batavia Downs »

Chumlee A, Asher, Stalbaum all shine on Batavia Downs closing night December 18, 2017

Batavia, NY—The western New York “wonder from down under” Chumlee A, proved once again that he is the best pacer currently on the grounds as he led a fast :57 back half under heavy duress on a cold night to win the final $10,000 Open Handicap pacing feature of the meet at Batavia Downs on closing night (Dec. 16). It took Chumlee A (Larry Stalbaum) … Continue reading Chumlee A, Asher, Stalbaum all shine on Batavia Downs closing night »

Lenny Mac, Sportsmuffler take co-Opens at Batavia Downs December 16, 2017

Batavia, NY—It was girl’s night out in a winter wonderland as snow squalls blew through Genesee County.  The mare Lenny Mac beat the boys in the $10,000 Open trot and Sportsmuffler scored in the $10,000 distaff Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Dec. 15). In the week’s top trot, Lenny Mac came from off the pace to win handily, overcoming the field … Continue reading Lenny Mac, Sportsmuffler take co-Opens at Batavia Downs »

Jim McNeight achieves 1,000th training wins December 16, 2017

Batavia, NY—Longtime western New York horseman Jim McNeight reached a career milestone as he won his 1,000 race as a trainer. McNeight was at 999 before his pacer Open Water finished second on Wednesday (Dec. 6) and was placed first through a disqualification. But McNeight made it official on Friday (Dec. 15) when his trotter Millbrook Hanover driven by his son Jim McNeight Jr., won … Continue reading Jim McNeight achieves 1,000th training wins »

Larry Stalbaum leads all drivers with two nights remaining December 14, 2017

Batavia, NY—The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will present performance awards to the top dash winning driver of the meet during the 10th annual “Night of Distinction” ceremony in the winner’s circle at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Dec. 16). That said the driver’s race will likely go down to the final races of the weekend. Larry Stalbaum is … Continue reading Larry Stalbaum leads all drivers with two nights remaining »

Kim Asher is top trainer at Batavia Downs; drivers go to the wire December 14, 2017

Batavia, NY—The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will present performance awards to the top dash winning trainer and driver of the meet during the 10th annual “Night of Distinction” ceremony in the winner’s circle at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Dec. 16) and whereas the top conditioner has been well identified, the driver’s race will likely go down to … Continue reading Kim Asher is top trainer at Batavia Downs; drivers go to the wire »

Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs December 14, 2017

Batavia, NY—The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) have announced their horses of the meet for 2017 at Batavia Downs. Most Improved Horse of the Meet: In Runaway Bay N In Runaway Bay N came to Batavia Downs off a less than stellar early part of the year. He made his first start at Batavia in August, winning in … Continue reading Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs »

Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs December 14, 2017

Claimer of the Meet: Quicksilvercandy A Listed as the winning-est pacer in North America for a good portion of the year, Quicksilvercandy A had a field day racing at Batavia Downs. Moving up and down the class ladder, the mare ended up winning seven claiming races including the $20,000 Claiming Championship final for her division in November. Her four seconds and two thirds also helped … Continue reading Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs »

Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs December 14, 2017

Batavia, NY—The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) have announced their horses of the meet for 2017 at Batavia Downs. Mare of the Meet: Voltina Competing the entire meet in the fillies and mares Open I or II, Voltina was as tough as they came winning three Open I’s and one Open II along with six second place finishes … Continue reading Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs »

Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs December 14, 2017

Batavia, NY—The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) have announced their horses of the meet for 2017 at Batavia Downs. Trotter of the Meet: BZ Glide BZ Glide was a fixture in the weekly Open trot once again this year and showed although he’s getting older, he hasn’t lost a step. In 15 starts against the local best, BZ … Continue reading Horses of the meet announced for Batavia Downs »